In line with the Sohar Aluminium (SA) Board of Directors’ efforts to actively support leadership roles for Omanis, Said Mohammed Al Masoudi has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company with effect from December 18, 2013.


Announcing the appointment, Sohar Aluminum’s Chairman, Mulham Al Jarf said, “Said has been with SA for many years and played a major role in enabling the company to achieve its goals. We are confident that his experience and expertise will enable the company to reach even greater heights of excellence”  



“Whilst SA operates a fully transparent recruitment policy and employs a multi-national workforce, we are also committed to supporting and developing Omani leadership. This approach dovetails with the country’s policy of Omanisation at every level of the company.” The Chairman Further added.



Commenting on his appointment, Al Masoudi said, “I am truly honored to be selected by the board of directors of SA to lead the executive management team. Together we will continue working with the same level of diligence, care and enthusiasm to deliver the mission and vision entrusted to SA.”


Prior to joining SA, Said was the Head of Business Development for Oman Oil Company and led three key investment sectors namely Infrastructure, Power and Shipping as part of the company’s growth strategy.


Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman. Jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto Alcan, Sohar Aluminium has won global acclaim for its superior, environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient technology.